The Power of Food Seminar Series
2498 Alabama Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20020
Class 1: Introduction: The Power of Your Plate (in-person class)
The first class in this series will focus on getting ready to start a low-fat, plant-based diet. Expect that some people will be overwhelmed and need a week to consider what this diet entails, what groceries to purchase, and what a healthful menu will look like. When your students leave this class, they should consider the next seven days a week of preparation, and then after Class 2, they will jump into the diet.
Class 2: Let’s Go!
After a week of preparation and today’s lesson, students will have all the tools they need to start a low-fat, plant-based diet for the next four weeks. It will be good to go around the room and see how everyone did in their preparatory week of food shopping and meal planning. Encourage students to share their successes and challenges
Class 3: Getting in Gear
This class is the second week of the Kickstart. You will become experts in some areas and novices in others. Discussion is key. You may want to share results. Hopefully you will have increased energy, weight loss, clearer skin. Discuss what seems to be working. You may want to share challenges: decreased energy, gas, frequent hunger. You may be experiencing a “detox” phase that will pass and lead to much better days. We will address any concerns.
Class 4: Breaking the Food Seduction
Today’s lesson will go over why these foods like cheese and donuts, and not broccoli, seem addictive and what we can do to break those addictions.
Class 5: Keys for Natural Appetite Control
If you have been following the 21-day approach, then you will have been following a vegan diet for three weeks by Class 5. Congratulations!
Class 6: Digestive Health
Even though the 21-day challenge is over, the lifelong journey of leading a healthful lifestyle continues. Think about plant-based eating as a way of life and not a temporary diet.
Class 7: Healthy Blood Pressure (in-person class)
The World Health Organization says hypertension (high blood pressure) is “the most important preventable cause of premature death in developed countries.” The good news is that blood pressure changes happen quickly, and plant-based diets will help lower high blood pressure within a short time frame.